She wanted to be heard, but instead of listening, he just spoke over her to tell her what she should be feeling and thinking instead.

She wanted to be seen, but instead of ever telling her how uniquely beautiful she is, he just criticized her to control her.

She wanted to be loved, to be touched, known and cherished for who she is and encouraged to follow her dreams and become who she wants to be. But instead, he only gave her enough for her to stay much longer than she should have and gave her every reason to leave him, by not giving that which she desires.

She wanted him, he just didn’t understand how to keep her from leaving.